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Weird Word of the Week

ClockHead: (n) description of a person who has watched all twenty-four hours of Christian Marclay’s video The Clock. Example sentence: “Only a ClockHead from Cambridge would get excited when, at 8:56 P.M., Hopalong Cassidy makes his only appearance in The Clock.”

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The Santa Snub: (n) ignoring Christmas in an attempt to better focus your attention on celebrating New Year’s Eve. Example sentence: “Describing recent purchases of a cocktail mixer, a fancy bottle of vermouth, a jar of olives, and a copy … Continue reading

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Suitshark: (n) a derogatory nickname for a lawyer. Example sentence: “After a lifetime spent reading his works, Harold Bloom claims to only know three certainties about Shakespeare’s personality: he lusted after both sexes, he liked to drink more than he … Continue reading

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Sweatpants & Television: (n) a way to describe the lessening of life’s physical and intellectual activity to the lowest possible level.  Example sentence:  “Running a non-profit, raising twin boys, and dating an economist? Wow, it looks like Ricky Martin ain’t … Continue reading

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Doin’ the Cockroach: (v) displaying frenzied energy while engaged in an activity that accomplishes nothing. Example sentence:  “The government shutdown? That’s just a bunch of rich, whiny people Doin’ the Cockroach!” This phrase comes from Modest Mouse’s classic 1997 album The … Continue reading

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Caronoscopy: (n) the act of aggressively accelerating a motor vehicle until that vehicle’s front bumper is nearly touching the rear bumper of the vehicle in front of it. Example sentence from Humboldt, or the Power of Positive Thinking: “As the … Continue reading

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Wordscoundrel: (n) a person who is willing to justify anything with words. Example dialogue from Humboldt, or the Power of Positive Thinking: “Wordscoundrels. They’re all just in here [the Rothko Chapel] because of the air-conditioning. But they feel the need … Continue reading

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